Monday, February 4, 2013

Beer Review | Abita: Jackamo IPA

Abita: Jockamo IPA    rating = 77   rating = 63

Once again, this is an IPA that is well paste it's best-by date of May 5th 2012.  So instead of reviewing it on camera, I'm going to let you know how it holds up over time.  But based on and it's not looking good for this one.

ABV: 6.5%
IBU: 52
Malts: Pale, red, and Caramel malt
Hops: Liberally hoped and dry-hopped with Willamette and Columbus Hops
Bottle Code: Best By "05/05/2012"


A creamy white head formed on the pour.  About 1/2 finger of head.
It dissipated very quickly.


Light amber color.
Very hazy.  I can't see through it at all.
Very light carbonation


Piney hop aroma.
Although it is only a 6.5% beer, it smells really boozy.
Very malty.


Light hop taste.  The aroma was much bigger than the taste.
Very malty.  More malt than hops is coming through.
The slightest bit of a skunk flavor on the back end.


Despite what the rating sites say, it really does taste fairly good.  But here's the problem.  While it's a pretty decent beer, if you're looking for a great IPA, this is NOT the beer for you.  But if you're looking for a decent beer (in general) then this is a a fairly good one to try beer.

It only has two downfalls.

  1. The hop flavor is pretty lacking.
  2. It's got a slight skunk flavor on the back end.


Based on the style (IPA) I'd give this beer a "B-"

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